Bird on the bike

I have four more bird carvings coming next week. This new finishing process takes time, so I batch the birds to make things a little easier on myself. In the meantime . . .

When I’m not working or carving, I spend a lot of time riding my bicycle. My wife Debra bought me the bike for our 10th anniversary back in 2001. At that time, I put a Pink Panther on the stem. He retired after 10 years and 20,000 miles. I had the bike repainted, and was without a mascot until a couple of weeks ago when I finally found a new riding buddy.

It’s a terribly blurry picture, I know. I was in a hurry. This bird is carved from Western Red Cedar and finished with Minwax paste finishing wax. It should stand up well to the sun and rain that I encounter on my rides.